Collusion seeks Advisory Board members - Collusion

Collusion seeks Advisory Board members20 January 2023

Following the recent awarding of Arts Council England NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) status, Collusion is recruiting for an Advisory Board. This will be Collusion’s inaugural Advisory Board, one that will support growth and transition our arts-based initiative into a stable and permanent culture organisation with plans for a Board of Directors structure by 2026.

Deadline for expressions of interest: 5pm, Monday 20 February 2023

Find out more about Collusion, our projects and our ART//TECH//PLAY programe for artists.

We are keen to ensure that the new Advisory Board represents the breadth of society including underrepresented groups and communities with whom we frequently work. As such, we are keen to receive applications from:

  • people who represent groups from lower socio-economic backgrounds, from the Global Majority, who are disabled, and/or neurodiverse.
  • those who have strategic experience of the King’s Lynn and Cambridge areas as well as the wider East of England region.   

PURPOSE: to formalise a long-term plan for the organisation that embeds the Arts Council England’s shared Investment Principles into its performance measurement.  To advocate for and introduce to potential supporters, partners, investors; to advocate for innovation and access in digital combined arts; to advise the organisation in prioritising decisions for the long-term organisation development.  As the work of Collusion is naturally positioned to the Levelling-up Agenda, the Advisory Board should be strong advocates for programming efforts that better enabled connecting to those who are harder to reach (due to geographical, social or economic limitations).

Looking for those with commitment to

  • Public engagement through public realm and existing venues and institutions
  • Creative technology sector-facing development and investment
  • East Anglia creative and academic community
  • Innovation and Higher Education opportunities for young people
  • Environmental targets for creative sectors
  • Cultural charity business modelling and governance


  • Foster innovation equitably across East Anglia
  • Contribute to the training of the future 
  • Support the creative innovation of public artworks and events in the public realm
  • Connect opportunities and partnerships to Collusion
  • Connect academic, technology sector and arts 

Terms: 2-3 years, with staggered replacement


  • Full board 2 times per annum 
  • Quarterly committee review online meetings 4 times per annum
  • Minimum of 50% attendance required 
  • Attend at least one event per annum
  • Potential presence at introduction meetings to external partners

Chair: Sherry Dobbin has agreed to be the inaugural chair of our new advisory group. Sherry has extensive knowledge as an international Creative Producer and Executive Director for non-profit cultural organisations and private agencies, including leading the Times Square public art programme and as a Director of global placemkaing and arts commissioning agency, FutureCity. We have an excellent relationship with Sherry who will be active in championing and challenging our progress and governance. 

Deadline for expressions of interest: 5pm, Monday 20 February 2023

Contact Executive Director Rachel Drury [] with your CV/weblink, bio and a letter explaining why you’d like to be part of this inaugural board including which commitment or Arts Council England investment principle you are most interested in safe-guarding.

We will be holding our first meeting in March, so please reach out if you have any queries. You can contact Rachel (as above) or Sherry [] or Lead Creative Technologist Rich Hall [].